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Food Festival West Loop

When: Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 1-5pm

Where: Bailey Auditorium (1340 W Washington Ave)

Details: Tickets on sale on 12/9 and 1/13 at noon at

It sells out every year, and there’s no other event like it in Chicago; it’s Chicago’s Best WingFest. Back again for its seventeenth year on Sunday, February 21, 2016, WingFest will return to the Bailey Auditorium located at 1340 West Washington in Chicago, from 1p.m. to 5p.m. WingFest is complete with tailgating, a nearly endless supply of Chicago’s best chicken wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing eating, six categories of wing competition, and lots of fun!

Each year around 25 local wing-slinging eateries enter WingFest. Participating establishments may enter their wings of choice in two of the following categories: Mild, Hot, BBQ, and Exotic. The following were proclaimed winners in 2015, in a double-blind judged competition: Best Mild Wing: Gators, Best Hot Wing: Output, Best BBQ Wing: Buffalo Wings & Rings, Best Exotic Wing: Estrella Negra, Rookie of the Year: Whisk, and earning the most cumulative points for the coveted Best of the Fest: Buffalo Wings & Rings.

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Because it sells out every year and tickets are in high demand, tickets will be released in two groups. The first block of tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 12p.m. The second and final block tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 12p.m. Both VIP and general admission tickets will be given away on WingFest’s Facebook and Twitter accounts leading up to the event. Tickets may be purchased directly at Attendees must be 21 and over.

General admission tickets will be $40. This price will include all the wings one can eat, live music from Cadillac Dave and the Chicago Redhots, giveaways, and a spectacle of entertainment. There will also be limited VIP tickets available for $80 which will include all of the above plus five drink tickets, one parking pass, swag bag, and access to the VIP area.


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